[Wine] Clarification of ratings...

Derek McGowan DMcGowan at deniment.on.ca
Mon Jan 12 06:34:57 CST 2009

 I think there is a way to create a standard rating ... It involves
asking more specific questions when entering or updating an app in the
appdb, and making them required - like were non standard dlls required
(link must be provided), or was a non standard make of wine required (as
well as maybe a few others), and scoring these responses on a scale.
This could potentially provide users (experienced, and new) with a
rating giving us a fairly good idea of how difficult it may be to get an
app running under wine ...


-----Original Message-----
From: wine-users-bounces at winehq.org
[mailto:wine-users-bounces at winehq.org] On Behalf Of Austin English
Sent: January 12, 2009 12:17 AM
To: wine-users at winehq.org
Subject: Re: [Wine] Clarification of ratings...

On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 11:08 PM, jeffz <wineforum-user at winehq.org>
> dimesio wrote:
>> > By the same reasoning, some native dlls are out of the scope of
users who do are not licensed to use them.
>> I have to agree with Austin.  The AppDB is aimed at ordinary (meaning
non-technical) users. Most of these users do not have the skill to patch
Wine, but most do have easy access to Windows dlls.
> It's not a matter of skill, it's a matter of willingness.  So long as
a user is apt in reading comprehension and they want to expend the
effort they can patch and build from source.

Which also requires finding out how to compile, getting the source code,
filling up your machine with development packages so you can compile,

This argument is moot anyway, as there's no way for us to force users to
rate apps by our standard.


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